You are cordially invited to the HairS’21 Symposium, a biennial event, held online from September 8th to 10th 2021.

HairS‘21 will follow the tradition of the DWI-organised hair scientific meetings, offering a unique platform for discussing the newest and prominent ideas in the field of hair and hair-care research. The focus has always been on the scientific aspects of the core of hair-care, not only for pure academic interest but also because we believe that it is crucial for innovations in hair-care. The HairS’21 meeting is an extraordinary opportunity for students, researchers and industrial leaders to establish contact and promote valuable cooperation.

We look forward to another outstanding scientific meeting of hair experts from all over the world. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. 

HairS‘21 is organized by the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and the institute‘s Expert Advisory Board “Hair Cosmetics“.

This year's event will be held online from September 8th to 10th 2021.

Project Leader

Dr. Juliana Kurniadi

+49 241 80-23319
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Call for abstracts

We cordially invite your abstracts for oral contribution for HairS'21.

The main aim of HairS'21 is to give researchers and industrial partners a platform to discuss the following topics:

  • Forensic
  • Sustainability
  • Structure (including Genetics)
  • Texture Hair
  • Innovative Materials
  • Biophysical Methods
  • Digitalisation and Personalisation 

The deadline for abstracts is 7 May 2021.

Please use the provided form to submit your proposal and send to Please note only proposals submitted using the template will be taken into consideration.

You will be informed about the acceptance of your contribution by end of May 2021. Upon acceptance of your abstract, we will ask you to prepare an extended abstract that can be compiled into the conference proceedings. The number of presentations that can be accommodated are limited. We kindly ask you to respond quickly.

Conference Program and Plenary Speaker

The conference programme is currently in preparation. A detailed agenda will be published as soon as possible and updated on regular basis.

We are delighted to announce our first plenary speakers:

Symposium Fee & Registration

Participation conditions and registration modes are in preparation and will be published soon.

Sponsoring Opportunities

There are different opportunities for sponsorships and exhibition booths.
Please contact us for further information.